I'll be in Huntsville this Saturday and I'm not sure which course I should try to play. I'll most likely have at least Justin and Shu with me, so shade is good. Redstone Arsenal was recommended, but it appears I have to be military or a fed employee to play there. I'm neither.
My youngest son and I played UAH, Brahm Springs and Redstone all in one day then drove back earlier this spring. Call Chris J. I think he's the secretary of that club and he can get you on base, he did for me on short notice. Let me know how it goes, and I can give you his phone number if you want, just tell him that you're coming down for the day and if he has time, he'll hook you up.
Redstone is worth the effort of accessing it, great course. Brahm Springs reminds me a lot of horton, 90% pines, short. good warm up. Athens is rather flat, open, and windy. right off 65 havn't played UAH, but heard its longer, good course. enjoyed Mastin Lake, good variety, on a hillside, but not as steep as 4,5,6 @ Liberty, maybe more like 7 Didn't care for Monte Sano. Nice park, up on a mountain, kinda weird flow, unattractive holes, minus a few. They might still be working on a hole or two they had to move/redesign.
If you make to any of the top 4, you'll get a nice taste of Huntsville.
If you ever get the chance, head west off 65 to Florence. There are two really great courses in veterans park (cool layout with variety next to a lake/dam) and mcfarland park (on an old ball golf course, lots of ponds. your long arm would love it, short layout is 6568, pro tees play 9511